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An Tir IL dated 2008-01-02 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Christopher Black Lion and the esteemed members of the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn, Boar Herald, sends greetings and felicitations.

The following items are presented for your consideration.

Unless otherwise noted, all submitters will accept the creation of a holding name, if appropriate; has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

Commentary on this letter is due on February 10th, 2007.

1: Andrew Crowe - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the sound and spelling of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Andrew> is found in the list of male given names dated to 1535 in the article from the Laurel education website entitled "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn.

<Crowe> is found in the list of surnames of strangers and aliens in the Medieval Names Archive article entitled "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy meerch Catmael with a frequency of 1. [It is also found in the list of surnames of English men and women from the same article with a frequency of 3 - Lí Ban.]

Photocopies of the articles are included with this submission.

2: Constantia of the Lake - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Client requests authenticity for 12th-13th century Germany.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.
• Language (German) most important.
• Culture (German) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

The submitter's previous submissions of the same name and device were returned by Kingdom in April of 2007 for administrative reasons (not enough copies of the forms).

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a feminine name, cares most about the sound and the language and/or culture of her name. She wishes her name to be changed to be authentic for 12th-13th century German language and/or culture and time period. She will allow the creation of a holding name.

The submitter has the following in the documentation section of the form: "(http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/germ13.html), I believe I was able to locate the reference Lade Constntia referred to in our interview, which shows the feminine given name Constantia. This article shows the name being used in the are [sic] of Ansverg, a city in the modern German state of North Rhine-Westpahalia between 1200 and 1250 AD…….The `of the Lake' seems a reasonable locative byname (even though it is in English, the Laurel Precedents do allow for the use of bynames in what we call "lingua franca", or sometimes "lingua anglia" allowance).

"(Brian Russel consulting herald)"

[The article is Talan Gwynek's "German Given Names 1200-1250" - Lí Ban.]

2: Constantia of the Lake - Resub Device

Azure, a dove volant and on a chief Or three doves volant counterchanged.

3: Diego Ramirez de Salamanca - New Device Change

Quarterly Azure and argent a Dragon displayed Or, on a chief Sable three Roundels Argent.

Old Item: Sable, a chevron Or, overall a fleur de lys argent, to be released.

The submitter's branch is Hartwood.

The submitter's currently registered device of Sable, a chevron Or, overall a fleur de lys argent was registered in June of 2001 under the name Grimon de Beaujolais (registered at the same time).

4: Gregor von Habsburg - New Name Change

Old Item: Diego Ramirez de Salamanca, to be released.

• Submitter desires a male name.

The submitter's branch is Hartwood.

The submitter's current name of Diego Ramirez de Salamanca [Society Name on the form is Diego de Salamanca. - Lí Ban] was registered in October of 2006 as a name change from Grimon de Beaujolais (registered in June of 2001). If this name change is accepted, he desires his old name to be released.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a male name, expresses no preference if his name must be changed and expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic. He will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Gregor> is found in the article "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm with a frequency of 3, dated to 1389, 1390 and 1463.

The submitter cites Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habsburg, Switzerland), which says "Habsburg is a municipality in the district of Brugg in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Around 1030, Radbot of Habsburg built Habsburg castle." [Actual URL for the Wikipedia entry on Habsburg is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habsburg%2C_Switzerland. -- Lí Ban]

5: Heinrich Wilhelm von Ansbach - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Client requests authenticity for 12-13th century Germany.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.
• Language (German) most important.
• Culture (German) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

The submitter's previous submission of the same name and his previous device submission of Per bend argent and azure, five lozenges bend-sinisterwise in bend between two eagles displayed counterchanged were returned in April of 2007 for administrative reasons (not enough copies of the forms).

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name, cares most about the sound and language and/or culture if his name must be changed, and wishes his name to be changed to be authentic for 12th-13th century German language and/or culture and time period. He will allow the creation of a holding name.

The following is in the documentation section of the form: "(http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/germ13.html), also mentions your chosen given name in the form Heinricus, and the base document for this article shows some 22 instances of the name during the period 1200 to 1250 AD, but specifies that this is a Latinized form of the name, and speaks about using non-Latinized forms of the names shown saying:

" "It is unlikely that the Latin forms were used in daily life, so it is worthwhile to offer some suggestions on recovering the vernacular forms of names listed here. We can only make informed guesses at the actual form of the name in regular use. In masculine names ending -us, dropping the ending will produce a reasonable vernacular form (e.g., Hermann from Hermannus). The second element -ricus most often representes -rich (e.g., Heinrich from Heinricus)."

"Indeed, this author of the article has another article at the same website (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm) where he shows some 27 instances if [sic] the use of Heinrich in Silesia, dating them from 1263 through 1435."

[Article names are "German Given Names 1200-1250" and "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" respectively, both by Talan Gwynek. - Lí Ban]

No documentation was provided for <Wilhelm> or <von Ansbach>, or for the construction of the name.

5: Heinrich Wilhelm von Ansbach - Resub Device

Per bend argent and azure, five lozenges in bend between two eagles displayed counterchanged.

6: Heinrich Wilhelm von Ansbach - Resub Badge

Azure, a dexter wing within a bordure argent.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

The submitter's previous submission of the same blazon was returned in April of 2007 for administrative reasons (not enough copies of the forms).

The submitter's name may be found elsewhere on this letter.

7: Jorgen Von Stein - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.
• Culture (Germanic) most important.

The submitter's branch is Windwyrm.

The submitter's previous submission of the same name was returned in November of 2007 for administrative reasons (submission was on an outdated form).

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a masculine name, cares most about the sound and culture of his name: included note reads "sound, then culture (Landskenect) - germanic". He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic. He will allow the creation of a holding name.

No documentation was included with this submission.

A copy of the return letter (dated 15 November 2007) was included with this submission. Handwritten on the letter is the following note: "The name was assembled from the S-gabriel.org wwebsite under German. Hopefully you have my previous documentation on file."

8: Mairghread inghean Uilleim - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Client requests authenticity for 13th century Northumbria.
• Sound (Mairat) most important.
• Language (Gaelic) most important.
• Culture (Scottish) most important.
• Meaning (Margaret) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a feminine name, cares most about the meaning, sound and language/culture of her name should her name have to be changed with the following note: "Margaret Mairat Gaelic Scottish". She wishes her name changed to be authentic for 13th century Northumbria language/culture and time period. She will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Mairghread> is found in the article "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names 1201-1600" (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/1201-1600.shtml), on page 2 in the list of Anglo-Norman Feminine Names as <Máirghréad>, dated to 1351-1600 [Detail page on the name has the following dates: 1361, 1364, 1406, 1433, 1445, 1447, 1451, 1459, 1469, 1471, 1474, 1483, 1488, 1490, 1493, 1498, 1508, 1513, 1529, 1544, 1553, 1563, 1568, 1572, 1579, 1582, 1584, 1591, 1593, 1597, 1598, 1662 and a frequency of 26 - Lí Ban].

It is also found in the article "Scottish Gaelic Given Names for Women: Names of Scottish Gaels from Scottish Gaelic Sources" (http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/hng16gaelic/scottishwomanpat.php). [This URL leads to the "Historical Name Generator: Sixteenth Century Irish and Scottish Gaelic Names, Scottish Gaelic Woman with Patronymic Byname" site by Sharon L. Krossa. At the top of the page is the note: "Please do not add direct links to this web page from your own web site. Instead, link to Historical Name Generator: Sixteenth Century Irish and Scottish Gaelic Names". The URL which leads to the article named by the submitter is http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/gaelicgiven/women.shtml, a subsection of the article "Scottish Gaelic Given Names, Draft in Progress Edition.-- Lí Ban] This article has the following in the Modern Scottish Gaelic Evidence section, highlighted by the submitter: " `…A Saxon St. Mairead (c1046-93), who was probably born in exile in Hungary, married Maol Choluim III (Malcolm III) c. 1069, bringing the name to Scotland…. Occasionally spelt Maighread. See Magaidh, Mairearad, Meig, Peig, Peigi' [Morgan, s.n…." and "Mairearad … Occasional. Form of Mairead, occasionally spelt Mairiread or Mairghread. See Mairead.' [Morgan, s.n. Mairearad]"

Photocopies of the relevant pages of the articles were included with this submission.

The device was colored lightly with pencil crayons; the Or appears to be a shade of orange or peach.

8: Mairghread inghean Uilleim - New Device

Azure, a demi-base argent, a seahorse Or, maned and dorsal finned Gules, Raised in dexter fin a pearl Argent.

9: Nicolette Thomas - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

The submitter's name was registered in August of 2003.

The letter reads as follows: "I, Cammie J. Hall, known in the SCA as Nicolette Tomas, waive the full protection of my registered name "Nicolette Thomas". I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to (or even exactly identical to) to registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered."

It is signed by Cammie J. Hall and dated 11-36-07.

10: Onnwuen Aethelhelmsdottr - Resub Name

The submitter's branch is Vulcanfelt.

The submitter's previous submissions of Onnwuen Aedilualdsdottir, and her device of the same blazon were returned in April of 2007 for administrative reasons (not enough copies of documentation for the name, and device for lack of name with which to pair it.)

The submitter will accept any changes and expresses no preference as to gender of the name. She also expresses no preference should her name have to be changed, nor does she wish her name changed to be authentic. She will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Onnwuen> is found in the article "Cornish (and Other" Personal Names from the 10th Century Bodmin Manumissions" by Heather Rose Jones at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/bodmin/ under the header of Onguen as a possibly feminine name and the following (? 184 ?).

<Aethelhelmsdottr> is a patronymic based upon the name Æthelhelm. The submitter includes a copy of a Wikipedia page that says "Æthelhelm or Æþelhelm (c. 859-923) was the youngest son of Ethelred of Wessex (Æþelræd)." The article also details some of his family. It also includes the following: "With reference to: Godwine Biography" and the disclaimer "This entry is from Wikipedia, the leading user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors (see full disclaimer)".

The same text as that found on the Wikipedia page is also found at http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Aethelhelm. The following is found at the bottom of this page: "This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia® - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the Wikipedia® encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article…."

Photocopies of the articles are included with this submission. Also included is a photocopy of the Wikipedia article on Ethelred of Wessex.

10: Onnwuen Aethelhelmsdottr - Resub Device

Azure, a Celtic harp, + on an embattled chief or three crescents gules.

11: Phelan Talasmiðr - New Name

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the meaning (Phelan Word-Smith) and language/culture of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

The following is in the Name Documentation section of the form: "My first name (Phelan) is a variant spelling of Fáelán, a masculine given name as documented by Kathleen M. O'Brien in Index of Names in Irish Annals, Version 2.4, October 6, 2006. I was given the last name Word-Smith by a friend for my endeavors with poetry and song (such as they are). I derived Talasmiðr from an online English-Old Norse dictionary by Ross G. Arthur using function names. Tala translates to speak or speech - as the sagas and songs were spoken and not written for much of their history I thought it a suitable substitute for "word". Smiðr is literally "person that smiths". Thus, Word-Smith becomes Talasmiðr."

12: Sina di Andreas Valori - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a feminine name and cares most about the sound of her name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Sina> is found in the article "Italian names from Imola, 1312" by Sara L. Uckelman, in the alphabetical list of feminine names, at http://www.ellipsis.cx/%7Eliana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html with a frequency of 1.

<Andreas> is found in the same article, in the alphabetical list of masculine names, at http://www.ellipsis.cx/%7Eliana/names/italian/imolamascalph.html with a frequency of 6.

<Valori> is found in the article "List of Surnames (Surnam1) in the Tre Maggiori with the Number of Records for Each" at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/SURNAM1.html with a frequency of 180. [This website is a subsection of the "Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, Anthony Molho 
and Roberto Barducci at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/. -- Lí Ban]

12: Sina di Andreas Valori - New Device

Vert a sun Or within an orle argent.

13: Tymothy of Dover - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Laire.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the sound of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name.

<Tymothy> is found in the article "Index to Masculine Given Names in the Registers of the Church of St. Mary's, Dymock (Gloucestershire, England: 1538-1600/1)" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (mka Kathleen M. O'Brien) at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/dymock/dym_men_index.html.

It is also found at http://genforum.genealogy.com/copplestone/messages/6.html in the section "Generation No. 5" as "Tymothy Copleston… was born December 18, 1597 in Morwenstow…." and at the "Ancestry Library World Tree Projects: Our Families: website at http://awt.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=fletcht2001&id=I14478&ti=5542 as a child born in 1588 in St. Mary Magdaline, Oxford City, Oxfordshire, England. [URL given above does not function, however the same page can be reached via RootsWeb at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=fletcht2001&id=I14478. -- Lí Ban]

<Dover> was and is a historic and modern city in the south of England, in the county of Kent.

Photocopies of the websites are included with this submission.

13: Tymothy of Dover - New Device

Azure, a ram rampant holding a flaming Staff of Asclepius argent.

14: Wilhelmin Weissenheimerin - New Household Name

Companye of Seint Audre

• Meaning (organization with patron saint Audrey) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

The submitter's name was registered in January of 2007.

The submitter will accept any changes and cares most about the meaning of the name, which is stated as "organization with patron saint Audrey". The submitter does not wish the name to be changed to be authentic.

<Seint> is from the Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. company, n. : "c1300 Beket 990 If eni so wod were, That Seint Thomas consaillede and cumpignye bere." (No-photocopy source.)

<Audre> is from Robert of Brunne's Handlying Synne, dated 1303, page 327 in F. J. Furnivall's edition from 1901: "Edfryde had grete seygnourye, Seynt Audre housbonde, of Ely."

<Companye> is from the Middle English Dictionary, s.v. compaignie (n.): Several citations, including "a1325 (c1280) SLeg.Pass. (Pep 2344) 480: Whanne domesday shal beo, Not no man.. Ne non of þe companye of heuene, bote god him-sulf al-one."

Photocopies of the last two sources were included with this submission.

An Tir OSCAR counts: 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 3 New Devices, 1 New Device Change, 1 New Blanket Permission to Conflict. This gives 12 new items. Resub counts: 4 Resub Names, 3 Resub Devices, 1 Resub Badge. This is a total of 8 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 20 actions.

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